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ITS/WHI is "Warnoch Hersey". ITS/WHI is the formal designation for Intertek Testing Services / Warnock Hersey. ITS/WHI is an independent agency with testing, listing, in-plant inspection, and label...
FM Global is an independent underwriting agency with listing, in-plant inspection, and labeling capabilities. FM fire rated doors and frames are available, however there are a minimal amount ...
Yes, Steelcraft doors and/or frames are available and can carry a UL, WH or FM label. The type of fire label (UL, WH or FM) is dictated by the specifications and local building code. Doors ...
Maximum UL Fire Rated door sizes are as follows: A-Series: 4' 0" X 8' 0" single door 8' 0" X 8' 0” double door or pairs B-Series 4' 0" X 10' 0" single door 8' 0" X 10' 0” double doo...
Fire Rated three (3) frames are available in the following maximum door opening sizes: F and FN-Series frame: 4' 0" X 10' 0" single door opening 8' 0" X 10' 0” double door opening MU-Ser...
ITS/WHI Fire Rated three (3) frames are available in the following maximum door opening sizes: F and FN-Series: 4' 0" X 10' 0" single door 8' 0" X 10' 0” double door or pairs MU-Series: ...
Window kits are available for Steelcraft doors as either factory installed or prepared and installed by a distributor. Factory prepared light cutouts are supplied with Dezigner trim as st...
During the construction cycle, spot rust is usually attributed to either material handling damage or improper storage of the material on the jobsite. The material must be repaired and repainted as ...
When rust appears, repair the affected surfaces by finish smooth, clean, treat for maximum paint adhesion, and touch up the surfaces with a direct to metal (DTM), rust inhibitive primer.
Prime or painted surfaces which have been scratched or otherwise marred during installation (including field welding) and/or cleaning must be field repaired and re-primed by the installing contractor.
CAUTION must be used in investigating this problem - In most cases, excessive field rusting of products is caused by improper storage at the jobsite. That situation must be validated prior to refus...
Steelcraft Paladin PW-Series doors and FP-Series frames meet FEMA Tornado Resistant requirements and have been designed and tested to meet the requirements of FEMA 361 guidelines and ANSI ICC500. ...
FBC Approvals: Yes, Steelcraft doors do meet the Florida Building Code (FBC) Protocols (TAS 201, TAS 202 & TAS 203) Missile impact & ASTM E-330 applications Dade County NOAs: Yes,...
Pocket pivot hinges are mainly used in cross corridor applications where clear opening width is a factor. For frames, pocket pivot hinges are a special hinge options which must be spe...
H-Series doors in single leaf applications with only mortise locks meet the FBC / NOA Zone 4 requirements? 3070 max flush outswing applications Zone 4 requires 120 to 170 psf.
A Double Egress frame is a double door frame prepared to receive two single-acting doors swinging in opposite directions (both doors are) the same hand. These openings are installed in cross corrid...
Electrical hinges or a power transfer units are the most commonly used practices to run electric power to locks and/or strikes. Electric Hinges: Most electric hinges will fit into a standard 4 ...
SDI 114 is no longer published as an SDI performance standard. The new SDI standard for acoustical Performance is SDI 128-09 Steelcraft does offer products that have been tested in accordance wit...
Side Light and Side Panel frames - Side Light and Side Panel frames are not KD (Knock Down), they must be assembled and welded. All side lite and side panel frames must be assembled and welde...
Steelcraft offers all the standard lights as well as special size glass lights in the H-series door. Effective April 1, 2012, (Bulletin # B-100.12) the default for Dezigner Trim in H-Series Doors...
The rough opening dimensions are the same for either Welded (SUA) or Knock Down (KD) frames For F, FN, FE, DE, MU three sided frames and four sided borrowed light frames: New masonry Walls: N...
 For DW, K three sided frames and four sided borrowed light frames: Three sided frame = door opening width (order size) plus 1 1/2" minimum to 2" maximum and the door opening height ...
Steelcraft does offer Thermal Break Frameson the FT series. Thermal break frames are available as:3-sided frames onlyFrames are available in 16 or 14 gauge steelFT series frames meet the requi...
Additional information on Thermal Break Frames can be found on Tech Data Pages 224 thru 227 
Aluminum trim is not available. All of our current trim offerings are steel.
The 20 minute Fire Rating is a valid label and are commonly referred to as "Smoke and Draft control door assemblies". Depending on the local fire code and the openings's applica...
Dutch doors are available as Fire Rated door assemblies and have similar component requirements as a single leaf fire door. Exceptions are as follows: The Dutch Door assembly must have a lock...
Maximum nominal (overall) single door sizes are as follows: L-Series (Laminated Door) 20 Gage = 3’ 0” wide X  8’ 0” high 18 Gage = 4’ 0” wide X 10’ 0” high 16 Gage = 4’ 0” wide X 10...
Yes, 4" butt hinge preparations are available as an option on hollow metal doors and frames as noted below: Hinge type: square corner with commercial hole pattern. Preparations for radius c...
A Kerfed Frame is a frame that is formed with an optional integral pocket or recess in the area of the stop to receive gasket, seals or weather stripping. Kerfed frames are available as an&n...
Removable transom bars are available for non-rated frames. A closed section mullion available. Special clips to attach to frame sold separately. Removable transom bars are not approved or avai...
Steelcraft offer a 12 gage F-Series frame. Basic product offering: Door opening size: Single Door = 4´-0" x 8´-0" Double Door = 8´-0" x 8´-0" Double rabbet only. Single rabbet is not ...
 Yes, GrainTech® special or custom matched colors are available as long as the colors can be matched.
For hurricane applications, seamless edges are available as an option: H-Series doors are available with optional seamed filled (HF) seam welded (HW) door edges. HE-Series doors are a...
DW and K-Series frames are designed to slip onto a stud wall after the wall is finished (painted, wall papered, etc). Walls can be either wood stud or steel stud Used only for interior applicat...
Steelcraft does not offer doors with textured steel face sheets. Textured steel options (EP1 and EP3) were discontinued in 2000 due to lack of demand Steelcraft does offer optional GrainTech steel...
No, Steelcraft does not offer frames with concave, cove molded faces or other simulated profiles which simulate wood trims. An options to these type of frame profiles is a frame with out return...
It is always recommended to point installers to the industry installation manuals which are very comprehensive and are ANSI documents. SDI (Steel Door Institute) installation manual can be found...
Ives SB360 surface bolt at top and bottom are the only flush bolts approved for use on H-Series hurricane FBC or NOA applications? The only approved latching hardware for inactive leaf of pairs w...
All hardware options (available on standard door) are available on GrainTech® doors. Available hardware are covered in the Steelcraft Price Manual. GrainTech® doors can be prepped for the Von Dupr...
Steelcraft is a long-standing and very involved member of several training and industry organizations. Some of the major trade associations of which Steelcraft is and active member include: SDI ...
No, sidelights are not available in the DW or K-Series frames. The DW and K-Series frame is only available in either 3-sided or borrowed light frames. DW and K-Series frames are only available...
GrainTech® is available with very broad fire ratings. The option of GrainTech® does not affect the fire rating of the door. Fire ratings depend on the door series, hardware and applications. ...
No, steel stiffeners are not required in Hollow Metal doors, they are one of many optional core available. Per ANSI/SDI A250.8 and ANSI/HMMA 867, core construction are optional o...
ASTM E-119 is a test standard for walls, partitions and floor or roof systems: This test standard is also used for ceramic type glasses when used as window wall and/or borrowed light frames. ...
BAA/ARRA stand for Buy American Act and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A brief description of some of the federal requirements can be found in the BAA Catalog on the Allegion...
Country of Origin (COO) information can be found in the Buy American Act (BAA) brochure.
To obtain product certification forms:Download the BAA Catalog on the Allegion website Complete the information requested in the the BAA Catalog with a detailed copy of the prod...
GrainTech® doors are not available with different finishes on the inside and/or the outside door panels. Both panels must match. Standard GrainTech® finishes include: Birch Ash Oak Maple Ma...
A fire rated door for 3 hours can have one glass light maximum: 100 square inches and must have an approved glass (Firelite type) Max glass size cannot exceed 12" in width or 33" in height. Wi...
All Steelcraft doors are a nominal 1 3/4" thick. Special door thicknesses are not available.
The maximum width door the Steelcraft can make is 4' 0"
Gage: Prior to 1970, sheet steel thickness was referred to by the term "gage". ASTM and ANSI currently do not list gage numbers in their standards. Like many generic terms, gage (or gauge) is ingra...
The term "gage" and Gauge" are used interchangeably.
POCKET DOOR FRAME: A frame designed to allow a door to slide inside a pocket located within the cavity of a wall. The hinge jamb of the frame is replaced with a 2 piece jamb without a stop. I...
DW-Series Fire Rated Borrowed Lights are available in the following sizes: 60 minute (1 hour) rating = 2721 square inches of visible glass. maximum frame rabbet to rabbet dimensions = 78 1/4...
Non fire rated doors can be furnished with a maximum 3" diameter hole for viewer preparations. Fire rated doors have a 3/4" maximum holes size unless otherwise listed by UL or ITS/WHI. Viewers mus...
The following Securitech products have been tested and approved for use on Steelcraft Paladin doors: 5300 series devices- 3 point surface and concealed devices 7300 series devices- 3 point surf...
Communicating Frames are hollow metal frame fabricated such that a door is installed in each rabbet of a double rabbeted frame (2 doors total) to facilitate dual access and control of the opening, ...
The minimum clear opening width for ADA is 32" measured from face of door opened to 90 degrees to face of stop on strike jamb. There must be no hardware mounted to the door projectin...
The standard gap between a pair of doors will be 3/16" when used with a Steelcraft  "Z" astragal. If a wide inactive leaf is requested (no astragal) the gap between the doors will be...
No, an adjustable base anchor is not supplied on frames with existing opening anchors. The anchor design for use in existing masonry walls, is a pierce and dimple in the frame soffit for 3/8"...
CE Series door in a variety of embossed panel designs and gages. The CE series embossed panel doors also offer a wide range of specifiable options including sizes, glass light designs and hardw...
Steelcraft does not manufacture a wicket door.
Steelcraft uses a 7 gage hinge reinforcement for 4 1/2" and 5" butt hinges as standard on all frame series. The hinge reinforcement size for either 4 1/2" or 5" hinges (standard or heavy duty hing...
Yes. Multiple glass lights are available on specific door series as  a special option as noted below: L-Series and SL-Series: Core options - Standard honeycomb, polystyrene, polyurethane Lig...
The following hinges are available on Paladin series doors and frames: Butt hinges -  4 1/2", 5" or 6" ball bearing type either standard or heavy duty Continuous hinges - full mortise...
Astragals are required on: 3 hour fire rated pairs: Double doors - swinging in the same direction Double Egress - swinging in opposite directions Fire rated Dutch Doors Fire rated 1 3/4" t...
Maximum hourly rating for a transom and side light or panel frame is 1 1/2 hour (90 minutes). In masonry wall application the maximum is 13'6" x 12'2" In stud wall application the maximum is 13...
The minimum stile and rail dimensions with glass trim are as follow: Top Rail: 6 1/4" top of door to exposed glass or 5 1/2" top of door to cutout Center Rail: 6 1/2" exposed gla...
The minimum rose that can be used on the 61L (ANSI/BHMA A156.115.18) preparation is 3 7/16". Steelcraft's 61L lock prep (often referred to as the "Squashed Turtle lock prep") is designed for Bored...
Security anchors are used in DW/K frames located directly above or below strike preparation on door side of frame. Because there are only two points of anchoring, the compression anchor near the he...
Hinge manufacturers do not require or recommend that doors should be reinforced for continuous hinges. Steelcraft does not reinforce for continuous hinges unless it is specified on the customers' P...
Elevation frames are available in: F-Series (F16 or F14) FN-Series (FN16 or FN14) MU-Series (MU16, MU14) Additional parameters of the frame components: Perimeter (Head and Jambs) Frame: ...
Polystyrene Cores: The L-series door with polystyrene core insulation and the CE-series door have full slab polystyrene core.Polyurethane Cores: The L-series door with polyurethane core has honeyco...
Steelcraft does not offer factory powder coated doors and/or frames. Powder coatings usually require heat between 300 to 400 degrees to melt and cure the powder coat. The higher heat can ca...
Steelcraft offers two optional types of reinforcements for open section header to be installed in distributor shop or in the field: Full profile sleeve; is a 14 gauge, 16" long part to fit the p...
When factory installed on GrainTech® doors: Finish Stain - YES, top caps, bottom caps and astragals are stained (prior to attachment) to match the GrainTech® door finish. GrainTech® Steel - NO, t...
Double Egress Opening: A pair of swinging doors, each leaf which swings in the opposite direction of the other. DOORS: A pair of doors swinging in opposite directions without a vertical mullion....
No. The Steelcraft H-Series hurricane door does not meet the FEMA 361 guidelines. The Paladin (PW14-Series) door does meet the FEMA 361 guidelines.
The minimum top and bottom butt hinge locations are as follows: To the hinge centerline: 4 1/2" and 5" hinges = 5 3/8" is the minimum location from top of door to centerline of the first hi...
Levels and Models (covered in ANSI A250.8 (SDI 100) "Recommended Specifications for Standard Steel Doors and Frames") are SDI term aid in the selection and specification pr...
Transom panels are available in the following constructions: 1 3/4" thick panels with interior construction similar to an L-Series door installed into a frame either Without a transom bar - r...
Maximum glass light size for a 90 minute (1 1/2 hour) door depends on the type of glass being installed. Wire glass = 100 square inches is max exposed glass when wire glass is used. Note - ma...
1 3/4" is the standard door thickness. Steelcraft only makes a nominal 1 3/4" thick door. A 1 3/8" was made for light duty commercial applications but that product was discontinued in 1999.
Doors are available with cutouts only. This practice is used for field installation of aftermarket (non-Steelcraft) glass trim by either the distributor or end user. The following information must ...
To determine Actual Door Size, the following values are subtracted from nominal door size (frame opening/order size) Actual Door Size: The largest measured width by height of the door leaf as m...
Hinge backset is the dimension from the leading edge of the hinge to either the stop on the frame or to the stop face (push side) of the door. For operating clearance, the hinge backset on the d...
The GCS (Glass Cutting Size) is determined by adding 1 1/4" to EGS (Exposed Glass Size) to both the height and width dimensions. Ex: EGS = 20" w. x 30" h. GCS = 21 1/4" wide x 31 1/4" high St...
For both DW and K-Series Drywall Slip-on frames, Steelcraft locates the compression anchor in the jamb soffits approximately 4" down from the head on each jamb. Regardless of door opening height: ...
EPT power transfer preparations are not available on the Paladin PW14-Series door and FP14-Series frame. Electrified hinges are available on the Paladin PW14-Series door a...
The backset is 2 3/4" from edge of door to the center line of the device and strike. The preparation for the WS98/99 strike must be specified when placing order for the frame.
Raceway availability: Optional factory installed raceways are available in doors but are not available in frames. Preparation Info: Steelcraft installs a flexible 1/2" ID steel conduit through the...
All doors are tested in accordance with ASTM C1363 and SDI 113:B18 Series (Steel Stiffeners)     U-Factor = 0.50     R-Value = 2.01B16 Series (Steel Sti...
The minimum stile and rail dimensions are to exposed glass are: Stiles = 6 13/16" Top Rails = 6 3/4" Center Rails = 7 1/2" Bottom Rail = 10 3/4" For high traffic and high abuse locations th...
Steelcraft does offer two types of seamless edge construction that support SDI classification standard Model 2 -seamless. Filled Edge: Epoxy fill, two part epoxy filled and dressed smooth. (LF, ...
Yes. 1 7/16" thick glass but a special rabbet size is required. The size of rabbet required for the frames would depend on the size of the glazing bead being used. For 1" wide glazing stops, ...
Tornado shelter applications require the use of Paladin PW14-Series doors and FP14-Series frames: Tornado shelter doors are a tested system comprising of the door, frame and hardware. ...
Minimum dimensions to cutouts for glass lights: Vertical edge of door to edge of cutout = 5 29/32" Top of door to top of cutout = 6" Bottom of door to bottom of cutout = 10" Reinforcing chann...
Drywall Slip-on frames are recommended and designed to be installed as KD (Knock Down) assemblies and not recommended to be welded (SUA). If a DW-Series or K-Series is welded prior to installa...
Fire labels (UL, ITS/WHI or FM) are located as follows: Butt Hinges and Pivots: On the doors the fire label is located on the hinge edge between the top and 2nd hinge preparation. On the fram...
Steel transom panels are available: 1 3/4" thick panels - supplied in L-Series (L20, L18 or L16-Series) laminated construction. Recommended down sizing is as follows: Without Transom Bar 3...
When dealing with glass lights in doors, there are three (3) critical dimensions which must be coordinated: Exposed Glass Size (EGS) - the horizontal and/or vertical dimensional size of the vision...
60 minute (1 hour) fire ratings are available on Steelcraft doors. Available for all door series with the current exception of Temperature Rise Doors which will remain unchanged. T-Series ...
The SL-Series door is a square edge non-handed door. A Hinge Filler  (also referred to as Hinge Spacer) is the small removable trim part located on the door between hinge leaf and hinge reinforcem...
Door cores are available as follows: L-Series SL-Series and A14-Series Doors: Honeycomb core is standard Polystyrene core is optional Polyurethane core is optional CE-Serie...
NO - Louvers are not approved for installation in a fire rated transom / side panel frames.  NFPA Pamphlet 80 - paragraph # 6.3.4.4 states “Louvers shall not be installed in either transom or s...
Yes, an additional jamb anchor can be used at the bottom of the frame in lieu of the typical (adjustable or weld-in) base anchor in fire rated frames. This is limited to the anchor designed for...
Yes, hospital stops are available on fire rated frames. Maximum approval = 3 hour Maximum sizes:  singles up to 4'0" x 8'0" pairs up to 8'0" x 8'0" Maximum hospital stop height 6" from bot...
Masonry T anchor are approved for fire rated frames up to 3 hours. T Anchors are shipped lose for field installation. Anchor construction: The T portion and the strap do have minimum dimensions th...
Maximum Dutch Door sizes are: Non Labeled = 4'0" wide X 8'0" High Labeled = 4'0" wide X 7'2" High Special sized Dutch Doors are available: Special size top and/or bottom leaves are availabl...
Falcon SZ Series Door is the economy Steelcraft commercial grade door recommended light commercial applications when architectural specification are not needed. Options: The SZ-Series door is...
Glass lights are available in fire rated T-Series doors: Limited to one (1) light per door leaf with a maximum of 100 square inches of exposed glass. This applies to all hourly ratings a...
Insulclad® entrance door systems are commercial aluminum entrance systems manufactured by Alcoa/Kawneer. Door panels include a layer (1/4" or 1/2" thick) of material added to the push side of ...
A UL 20 minute fire rating is the maximum fire rating for a Full Glass (FG) door design. A14-Series door construction: Max fire rating is 20 minute. UL label only FG must use Over-Lapping Stee...
No. Fire rated double egress frames must be a stand alone 3 sided frame assembly. If transom lights and/or sidelights are required, they must be built and installed as separate Fire Window assemb...
Steelcraft locates all butt hinges from the top of the door to the centerline of each hinge as standard practice: Locating hinges to the center line of the hinge keeps all hinge locations the sa...
All 3 hour fire rated pairs of doors do require an astragal when used without a removable hardware mullion. Pairs of doors with removable hardware mullions are treated and listed as 2 single doors...
Yes, Steelcraft does offer optional A60 and A40 Galvannealed, and G90 Galvanized steel on doors and frames. Galvannealed A60 and A40: A60 coating designation - optional on all doors and frame...
These references are from an old and outdated SDI 100 specification. The new specification SDI 100 ANSI A-250.8 does not contain letter designations for core material. Core constructions designat...
 Cam Lift Hinges are specially designed hinges used mainly on acoustical door assemblies. The Cam Lift Hinge lifts the door during its travel and seats the door bottom for a pos...
Steelcraft L-Series and T-Series doors are available (as an option) factory prepared for the Von Duprin InPact exit device. 
Doors require special downsizing for continuous hinges. The amount of downsizing depends on the hinge specified (manufacturer and type) and the hinge application (Full Mortise versus Full Surface v...
A simple field test can determine if a door or frame is galvanized or cold rolled steel, however this test will not determine if the steel is A60, A40 or G90. The Tech Tip can be viewed here.
STC stands for Sound Transmission Class. An STC (Sound Transmission Class) is a single number rating system derived from measured values of sound transmission loss in accordance with ASTM E90 and...
Knock Down (KD) frames: KD frames are designed, manufactured and supplied with integral miters which include all notches, interlocking corner tabs and slots to allow for field assembly and do not r...
Welded (SUA) frames: Welded frames are designed, manufactured and supplied with either square cut/notched corners or with (saw or die) miters and may or may not have connection tabs and slots. Thes...
Drywall Slip-on Frame is an industry term describing a 3 sided frame designed to be installed on a wall composed of steel or wood studs with gypsum board or other facing material and is i...
A Dutch Door is a door having two separate leaves, hung one over the other: Usually equipped so that both leaves can be operated Usually in single doors applications but sometimes specified ...
Maximum glass light sizes for 3 hour fire doors is as follows: Wire glass - not approved for use in 3 hour fire doors. Ceramic glass: UL & ITS/WH allow one (1) light with 100 square inc...
The three most common steel types are cold rolled steel, galvannealed steel, and galvanized steel. Cold Rolled Steel (CRS) is suitable for most interior applications, is uncoated steel a...
The five most common cores are honeycomb, polystyrene, polyurethane, steel stiffened, and temperature rise. Honeycomb core doors are used for interior and exterior openings where high thermal...
Intumescent seals or gaskets are not required on fire rated steel doors. Generally speaking, the requirement for intumescent seals or gaskets are a function of the individual manufacturers’ listi...
Grouting frames is: A process done in the field during hollow metal frame installation  The internal cavity of the frame is fill with masonry or mortar It is intended to mainly provide ...
Excessive premature frame rusting is caused by improper jobsite installation practices and most likely caused by the following circumstances: Grout: Frames are grouted in place using incorrec...
A raceway in a door provides a clear wiring access through the door core from hinge to lock edge. In a steel (hollow metal) door, the raceway is typically a length of conduit installed during d...
Hospital Stops are located at the bottom of the frame jambs and/or mullions. The integral door stops are terminates above floor line and is closed with a 45° or 90° angle to facilitate cleaning at ...
"5, 10 and equal" Hinge Spacing: The industry terminology which usually refers to the Custom (NAAMM/HMMA) Door hinge locations. This location dictates: Top Hinge - located 5" from the underside ...
GrainTech® is a Steelcraft door option which provides a wood grained pattern which is embossed into both face sheets of the door. GrainTech doors are factory stained and top coated with a cle...
Hospital Stops are available as either: 45° Hospital Stop - the stop of the frame terminates at a 45° angle 90° Hospital Stop - the stop of the frame terminates at a 90° angle The type of hos...
An Astragal is an applied molding attached most commonly to the meeting edge of doors to: Protection against weather conditions Minimize the passage of light between the doors Retard the passa...
Types of astragal offered from Steelcraft are as follows: "Z" Astragal - For information on "Z" astragal types and attachment refer to the TD Manual page 3.3.17. Most commonly used on double ...
The UBC (Uniform Building Code) was a regional legacy building code which was superseded in most jurisdictions by the IBC (International Building Code). There may be some areas of the country which...
Thermal Bow is a temporary condition which occurs in metal doors mainly due to the temperature differential from one side of the door to the other. This may occur in exterior doors when direct sun ...
Hardware falling off a door is caused by one or all of the following issues: Field abuse Improper internal reinforcements in the door Improper field preparation The top or bottom rod case can...
If the door hits the frame (or rubs on the rabbet of the head or jamb) the frame is out of square and improperly installed. Door edge rubbing on the rabbet - shimming the hinges may resolve the...
F-Series frames are available without returns: Fire Rated frames must have welded corners. Frames must include weled in wood or steel stud anchors. Installation requirements: Frames must be...
All extended warranty requests are handled by Allegion Warranty Service Team.  Email Requests to warranty.service.requests@allegion.com.   
Steelcraft offer a limited warranty to customers that products will be free from defects in the material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from date of shipment of products.Warranty St...
Job Specific Warranty - If job specific warranty letters or certificates are required, please refer to the Allegion Contact Us web page and request the applicable information.NOTES:F...
Industry standards for hollow metal frames installation tolerances have been developed by both the SDI (Steel Door Institute) and HMMA (Hollow Metal Manufacturers). Both standards are based on the ...
It is the responsibility of the installing contractor to install all material in accordance with SDI or HMMA installation standards and tolerances. Out of square frames which are installed out of t...
This condition (toed in or toed out jambs) is usually not found until the door is installed. Frames which have toed in or toed out jambs have been installed out of tolerance. It is the resp...
Out of plumb (also referred to as twisted) frames usually cannot be adjusted. "Out of Plumb or Twisted frames (or jambs)" is a condition created by improper wall construction and/or improper insta...
Wallboard must penetrate a minimum of ½” into the hollow metal frame, based on NFPA Pamphlet 80, (page 80-2, figure A.4.6.3.1) .
Yes, wood doors can be used and installed in most hollow metal frame applications including FE-Series and DE-Series Double Egress frames. Caution - For fire rated applications the wood door manufa...
On May 1, 2013 the LM9000 lock was discontinued and replaced with the LM9300 Multipoint Lock. 
The Schlage LM9000 series lock was originally designed for use in FEMA (tornado) storm shelter openings and/or Florida Building code (hurricane) assemblies.  Doors, frames and hardware can be order...
  Specify either an L or B doors for use with the LM9000 or LMV9000 Specify the F frame for use with the LM9000 or LMV9000 Order the lock from Schlage as you would normally The concealed rods...
All Steelcraft Frame, Door and Architectural Stick components will receive one coat of sprayed-on factory paint which is a baked-on, rust-inhibited primer that conforms to the industry standard ANS...
Decorative metal panels can only be attached if the panel manufacturer is UL listed in UL’s category GVUZ. All installation, sizes and hourly ratings are in accordance with that manufacturers” ...
Both the DW and K-Series frames are identical with the exception of the base anchoring. Both the DW and K-series frames are supplied with a field adjustable compression anchor in each jamb located ...
Yes, a filler plate can be used to cover an EPT prep as long as it is made from the same material as the frame. This information can also be found in NFPA 80 under Chapter 5 for Field Modifications.
Hollow Metal removable mullions are available (supplied by Hollow Metal door companies) and are designed to fit between the meeting edges of double (paired) doors. Hardware removable mullions...
Some architectural specifications require steel frames to be back-coated with a bituminous coating for corrosion protection or sound control. It is commonly specified to be used in condit...
Factory finished painted doors are available from Steelcraft. Frames "are not available" factory finished from the factory. Doors are offered in variety of standard colors or can be fini...
Yes, stainless steel doors and frames are available. Door Construction: LS-Series: Visible edge seams Door construction similar to the L-Series LSW-Series: Seamless with we...
High Definition (High Def) door panel designs have deeper shadow lines than conventional CE-Series designs. CE-Series doors are available with optional High Definition (HD2 and HD2A) door panel de...
An upgrade is possible per the information below.There is a slight change to the prep of the door, so a new fire listed door will need to be installed with the concealed cable prep as well.  A...
Fire Rated doors can be prepared for one listed fire rated louver. Louvers must be located in the bottom half of the door. Doors with louvers can only be used in equipment and mechanical areas of t...
Steelcraft does not supply door louvers (loose or installed) and will only provides a cutout in doors for specified louvers sizes.
Stamped louvers are no longer available from Steelcraft in any door series. Steelcraft discontinued this offering in 2008. Steelcraft will only provide a cutout only in doors for louvers.
Yes, as an option, Steelcraft doors are available with factory prepared for the 98/9949 Concealed Vertical Cable Exit Device. L, B, CE, T and CE-Series doors are available factory prepared Door...
Clear Opening Width for swinging doors is measured (with the door open 90 degree) from the face of door to stop soffit on strike jamb.          &nbs...
The U-Factor, R-Value and K-Thermal Rating are measurements of thermal transmission through building products. U-Factor: Overall co-efficient of heat transmission passage through a built-up panel...
A Mullion is a vertical frame member set in a double door opening which will allow both door leaves to be active. Mullions can be fixed or removable. Mullions may also occur between a door a...
Pricing information is not a part of the Knowledge Center data. For all hollow metal price comparisons please e-mail the Steelcraft Estimating Team. For your reference, the e-mail address...
CAD drawings are available for doors and frames in 3 drawing formats: Autocad (.dwg) - Release 12 Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) Data Exchange (.dxf) Drawings are available on the...
Gage and gauge are interchangeable terms. Gage is an archaic numeric value used to define a range of thickness of material.  Gage is no longer used in ANSI standards and has been replaced with ...
The following are quantities of EMA anchors (pierce and dimples) based on range of frame height:  Quantity  Nominal Frame Height     2     1'...
Glass Light is a preparation in a door for view window, vision and/or glazing including glass stop and glazing bead and may also be refereed to as a lite. Doors are available with a wide variety o...
A current PDF copy of the Steelcraft Tech Data Manual is available on the Steelcraft website and can be downloaded here. To order a printed copy of the Steelcraft Tech Data Manual contact the Cust...
Dezigner Trim – This unique and patented glass trim has been designed to closely simulate trims installed in wood doors and is factory: Supplied recessed into the door face, to provide a neat f...
Flush Mounted Steel Trim for Insulated glass – Designed for 1” thick insulated glass. Recessed into the surface of the door face Accommodates 1" (25 mm) thick glass. When installed, fastener...
Overlapping Steel Trim (also refer to as conventional steel trim) – This trim is the typical glass trim supplied by most hollow metal manufacturers. Surface mounted on the door face. Accommo...
Flush Mounted Steel Trim – This trim is similar to Overlapping Steel Trim but is factory supplied recessed into the door face and is available for 1/4” glass. Glazing stops are screw attached, fast...
 Basic glass trim details:
Thru-bolts are not recommended for use on hollow metal doors. Sex bolts are recommended for these applications.As covered in paragraph 5.3 (page #4) of SDI's ANSI/SDI A250.6-2003 (R2...
MultiPoint locks are three-point locking systems that secure the door at three points – top, bottom, and traditional center latch location. Operating just like traditional locks, MultiPoint locks a...
The steel extraction location for all steel doors and frames is not available. As covered in the SDI LEED Credit Information published by the Steel Door Institute, which states: “Relative to Re...
Contact you local authorized Allegion Distributor for all Allegion brand logo information.
A flush transom frame include an inoperable transom panel, without a transom bar, located directly above the door operable door. Both face surfaces will be flush with the inside and outside do...
Factory ColorsLink on website
Polyisocyanurate foam (polyiso) is modified polyurethane foam but offers greater dimensional stability over a wider service temperature range.Polyisocyanurate foam is specifically formulated to pro...
ASA was the acronym for “American Standards Association” and is no longer in existence. The American Standards Association was a standards organization which predated ANSI (American National S...
ASTM E330 is a test standard titled “Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference” ASTM E330 is...
Steelcraft frames and doors are furnished with a high grade, low gloss, baked-on prime paint that provides the best possible protection against corrosion, abrasion and weather, and is an excellent ...
 All parts (lock, door, rods, frame) must be ordered from Allegion as a package.  Thus you can not “mix and match” with other manufacturers.
UL listings can be searched at UL.com under Online Certifications Directory.
To install a 249 strike on a frame prepped for the 338 strike you will need to order a 338 filler plate, part number 24230914.  The 338 filler plate has mounting holes for the 249 strike.
There are a couple of different corner options available:KD or Die Mitered:  This corner is provided as standard on frames with 1" , 1 1/2" and 2" face profiles at both the head and jambs. The...
The programming processes for Allegion devices can be both product and features specific.  Some products programming processes are electronic in nature, others are physical in nature. &nbs...
Governments around the world are focusing on restricting and eliminating the presence of hazardous materials in products and packaging from the environment to improve the sustainability of our plan...
For information on the American Iron and Steel requirements, please contact material.declaration@allegion.com.
Rain drips and rain diverters are available from weatherstrip manufacturers like Zero International. Typical details can be found here.
Price Books are not available for public viewing. Please contact your local sales representative or distributor for price request.
Steelcraft can prepare doors and frames for an EPT in the windstorm offering.The use of electrical hardware must be approved by the building officials.Please contact Steelcraft technical support fo...
The Steelcraft Paladin Series doors and frames are available in compliance with FEMA 361 and ANSI ICC500-2014.  The door system may include other approved Allegion hardware and components that...